Music Collection – S


I’m going through my music collection to list many of the artists and tracks I like, so you can see the variety of things I enjoy, and now I’m up to the letter S. As before, I’m adding the tracks I mention to my Youtube playlist of favourite music, which you can shuffle to your heart’s content. There’s over 3,000 tracks on it now! 🙂

This is another particularly busy one, as I have quite a few favourite artists beginning with S – The Shadows, Slade, Status Quo, Suzi Quatro and Sweet.

  • The Shadows – I love the sound of this iconic instrumental group (including Hank Marvin’s solo work that I’ve listed previously), so have a lot of their songs and a couple of live concerts on DVD too (one with just the group, and one they did with Cliff Richard). Favourite tracks by these guys include:
    • Africa
    • Albatross
    • Apache
    • Atlantis
    • Black Is Black
    • Equinoxe (Part V)
    • FBI
    • Fender Bender
    • Foot Tapper
    • God Only Knows
    • Good Vibrations
    • Johnny Staccato
    • Just The Way You Are
    • Kon-Tiki
    • Man Of Mystery
    • Mozart Forte
    • The Rise & Fall Of Flingel Bunt
    • River Deep, Mountain High
    • The Savage
    • Sleepwalk
    • Stack-It
    • Thing-Me-Jig
    • Turning Point
    • Walk Don’t Run
    • Wonderful Land
  • Slade – Love these guys. I have all of their albums and a DVD of their music videos, with favourite tracks including:
    • Born To Be Wild
    • I Remember
    • Get Down And Get With It
    • Gudbuy T’Jane
    • Mama Weer All Crazee Now
    • Coz I Luv You
    • My Friend Stan
    • Everyday
    • The Bangin’ Man
    • Cum On Feel The Noize
    • How Does It Feel?
    • Far Far Away
    • Nobody’s Fool
    • Let’s Call It Quits
    • We’ll Bring The House Down
    • When I’m Dancin’ I Ain’t Fightin’
    • Lock Up Your Daughters
    • Run Runaway
    • My Oh My
    • Myzsterious Mizster Jones
    • Seven Year Bitch
    • Do You Believe In Miracles?
    • You Boyz Make Big Noize
    • Radio Wall Of Sound
    • Merry Xmas Everybody
  • Status Quo – One of my top favourite groups. I have loads of studio albums and live albums and DVDs by these guys, I love what they do. So this is going to be a long list! Going through their albums,, favourite tracks of mine include:
    • Picturesque Matchstickable Messages – Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Ice In The Sun
    • Spare Parts – Face Without A Soul, Little Miss Nothing
    • Ma Kelly’s Greasy Spoon – Junior’s Wailing, Down The Dustpipe, In My Chair
    • Dog Of Two Head – Mean Girl, Gerdundula, Railroad
    • Piledriver – Don’t Waste My Time, Big Fat Mama, Paper Plane, Roadhouse Blues
    • Hello! – Roll Over Lay Down, Caroline, Forty-Five Hundred Times
    • Quo – Backwater, Just Take Me, Break The Rules
    • On The Level – Little Lady, Most Of The Time, Down Down, Bye Bye Johnny
    • Blue For You – Is There A Better Way?, Rain, Mystery Song, Wild Side Of Life
    • Rockin’ All Over The World – Rockers Rollin’, Rockin’ All Over The World, Dirty Water, Hold You Back
    • If You Can’t Stand The Heat – Again And Again, I’m Giving Up My Worryin’, Accident Prone, Let Me Fly
    • Whatever You Want – Whatever You Want, Shady Lady, Living On An Island
    • Just Supposin’ – What You’re Proposing, Don’t Drive My Car, Lies, Rock ‘N’ Roll
    • Never Too Late – Never Too Late, Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like, Long Ago
    • 1+9+8+2 – She Don’t Fool Me, Jealousy, Dear John
    • Back To Back – A Mess Of The Blues, Ol’ Rag Blues, Marguerita Time, The Wanderer
    • In The Army Now – Rollin’ Home, In The Army Now, Red Sky
    • Ain’t Complaining – Ain’t Complaining, Who Gets The Love?, Burning Bridges, Halloween
    • Perfect Remedy – Little Dreamer, Perfect Remedy, The Power Of Rock, Anniversary Waltz
    • Rock ‘Til You Drop – All We Really Wanna Do (Polly), Rock ‘Til You Drop, Price Of Love
    • Thirsty Work – Goin’ Nowhere, I Didn’t Mean It, Confidence
    • Don’t Stop – Fun, Fun, Fun (with The Beach Boys), When You Walk In The Room, Don’t Stop, All Around My Hat (with Maddy Prior)
    • Under The Influence – Under The Influence, Little White Lies, Blessed Are The Meek
    • Famous In The Last Century – Old Time Rock And Roll, Way Down, Good Golly Miss Molly, Claudette
    • Heavy Traffic – All Stand Up (Never Say Never), The Oriental, Heavy Traffic, Jam Side Down
    • Riffs – I Fought The Law, Born To Be Wild, Takin’ Care Of Business
    • The Party Ain’t Over Yet – The Party Ain’t Over Yet, Nevashooda, Cupid Stupid, You’ll Come Round
    • In Search Of The Fourth Chord – Beginning Of The End, Pennsylvania Blues Tonight, My Little Heartbreaker, Bad News
    • Quid Pro Quo – Two Way Traffic, Rock ‘N’ Roll ‘N’ You, Can’t See For Looking
    • Bula Quo! – Looking Out For Caroline, All That Money, Bula Bula Quo
    • Aquostic – Great acoustic versions of some of their hits including  Pictures Of Matchstick Men, Mystery Song, Rockin’ All Over The World and Whatever You Want
  • Suzi Quatro – I have a few compilations, plus her Back To The Drive album, which is one of my top favourites in my collection, and a live show on DVD. Really must get more of her stuff, she’s wonderful. Favourite tracks include:
    • Can The Can
    • 48 Crash
    • The Wild One
    • Devil Gate Drive
    • Your Mama Won’t Like Me
    • Tear Me Apart
    • Born To Run
    • If You Can’t Give Me Love
    • Stumblin’ In
    • She’s In Love With You
    • Mama’s Boy
    • What Goes Around
    • I May Be Too Young
    • Four Letter Words
    • Back To The Drive
    • 15 Minutes Of Fame
    • Duality
    • I Don’t Do Gentle
    • I’ll Walk Through The Fire With You
    • Born Making Noise
  • Sweet – I have a recent greatest hits compilation and DVD boxset that they released, the latter featuring music videos and live concerts. Favourite tracks include:
    • Action
    • Wig Wam Bam
    • Little Willy
    • Ballroom Blitz
    • Love Is Like Oxygen
    • Fox On The Run
    • Teenage Rampage
    • Hell Raiser
    • Blockbuster
    • Poppa Joe

DVDs by Status Quo, The Shadows, Slade, Suzi Quatro and Sweet, including music videos, documentaries and live concerts

CD box sets by Status Quo - Live and Rockers Rollin'

Screengrab of albums in my iTunes collection by Status Quo, including studio and live albums.

Other songs I like from my collection are:

  • S’Express – Theme From S-Express
  • Sad Café – Everyday Hurts
  • Sam & Dave – Soul Man
  • Samantha Fox – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now and Touch Me (I Want Your Body)
  • Sammy Hagar – I’ve Done Everything For You
  • Sandie Shaw – There’s Always Something There To Remind Me
  • Sandra – Everlasting Love and In The Heat Of The Night
  • Sandy Nelson – Let There Be Drums
  • Santa Esmerelda – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood. Originally by Nina Simone, then covered by The Animals, this disco version clocks in at a whopping 16 minutes in its entirety!
  • Santana – Black Magic Woman, Jingo and Well… All Right
  • Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip – I Lost My Heart To A Starship Trooper
  • The Saturdays – Just Can’t Get Enough
  • Saxon – Ride Like The Wind
  • The Scaffold – Lily The Pink and Thank U Very Much
  • Scorpions – Wind Of Change
  • Scotch – Disco Band
  • Scott English – Brandy (famously covered by Barry Manilow, who renamed it Mandy)
  • Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley – If I Had Words
  • Scott McKenzie – San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair)
  • Scott Winstanley – A lovely acoustic cover of Rhythm Of The Night by DeBarge.
  • Scritti Politti – The Word Girl
  • Seal – Killer (a re-recording of the track he originally did with Adamski)
  • The Searchers – Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Needles And Pins, and Sweets For My Sweet
  • Sérgio Mendes – Mas Que Nada
  • The Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen, Pretty Vacant, Anarchy In The UK and (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone
  • Shabba Ranks – Mr Loverman
  • Shakatak – Silver Falls
  • Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door and This Ole House
  • Shalamar – A Night To Remember, I Can Make You Feel Good and Take That To The Bank
  • The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
  • Shanice – I Love  Your Smile
  • Sheena Easton – Modern Girl, Morning Train (Nine To Five) and the Bond film mentioned later in this post
  • Sheila E. – The Glamourous Life
  • The Shirelles – Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
  • Shirley & Company – Shame, Shame, Shame
  • Shirley Bassey – Big Spender, Something and the various James Bond themes mentioned later.
  • Shocking Blue – Mighty Joe and Venus, the latter famously covered by Bananarama.
  • Shola Ama – You Might Need Somebody
  • Showaddywaddy – Under The Moon Of Love
  • Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer, Homeward Bound, Mrs Robinson, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy), Cecilia and Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Simon Dupree & The Big Sound – Kites
  • Simple Minds – Alive And Kicking, Don’t You (Forget About Me) and Life In A Day
  • Simply Red – Holding Back The Years, Money’s Too Tight (To Mention), If You Don’t Know Me By Now and Fake
  • Sinitta – So Macho and Toy Boy
  • Sister Sledge – Frankie, Lost In Music and We Are Family
  • Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music, Everyday People and Family Affair
  • Sly Fox – Let’s Go All The Way
  • The Small Faces – Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday, Tin Soldier and All Or Nothing
  • Smokey Joe Baugh – Listen To Me
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – The Tracks Of My Tears, Love Machine and The Tears Of A Clown
  • Smokie – Living Next Door To Alice
  • Snap! – The Power and Rhythm Is A Dancer
  • Snowy White – Bird Of Paradise
  • Soft Cell – Tainted Love
  • Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe
  • Sonny James – Young Love
  • Sophia George – Girlie Girlie
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor – If I Can’t Dance
  • Soul Asylum – Runaway Train
  • Soul II Soul – Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) and Keep On Movin’
  • Spandau Ballet – Gold, Lifeline, Chant No. 1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On), I’ll Fly For You and True
  • Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For The Both Of Us
  • Spear Of Destiny – Never Take Me Alive
  • The Specials – Free Nelson Mandela, Gangsters, Ghost Town, A Message To You Rudy and Too Much Too Young
  • Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin’ and Keep On Running
  • Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong and Two Princes
  • Spoon – Don’t Make Me A Target, another song I was introduced to thanks to Chuck.
  • Squeeze – Cool For Cats, Labelled With Love and Tempted
  • Stan Bush – The Touch
  • Stars On 45 – This group produced a number of catchy medleys in the early 80s, including the ABBA and Beatles medleys and a few others that I have.
  • Starship – Jane and We Built This City
  • Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
  • Steeleye Span – All Around My Hat
  • Stephen Duffy – Icing On The Cake and Kiss Me
  • Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild and Magic Carpet Ride
  • Steve Arrington – Feel So Real
  • Steve Earle – Copperhead Road
  • Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) and Judy Teen
  • The Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
  • Steve Winwood – Valerie and While You See A Chance
  • Stevie Nicks – Rooms On Fire
  • Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground and Superstition
  • The Stone Roses – Fools Gold. Only through writing this post have I discovered that the full song is nearly 10 minutes long. That was a cool revelation, it’s a great track.
  • The Stranglers – All Day And All Of The Night, Always The Sun, Golden Brown, No More Heroes and Peaches
  • Stretch – Why Did You Do It?
  • The Style Council – Long Hot Summer, Shout To The Top and You’re The Best Thing
  • Suede – One Love
  • Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
  • Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
  • Super Furry Animals – Something 4 The Weekend
  • Supertramp – Dreamer and The Logical Song
  • The Supremes – You Keep Me Hangin’ On and River Deep, Mountain High (with The Four Tops)
  • The Surfaris – Wipe Out
  • Sweet Sensation – Sad Sweet Dreamer
  • Swing Out Sister – Breakout
  • The Swinging Blue Jeans – Good Golly Miss Molly, Hippy Hippy Shake and You’re No Good
  • Switches – Drama Queen, another song used in the TV show Chuck.
  • Sydney Youngblood – If Only I Could
  • The Sylvers – Boogie Fever, yet another song used in Chuck.
  • Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

As for theme music and songs, I also enjoy the following from my collection, which are on my theme music playlist:

  • Sammy Davis Jr. – You Can Count On Me, the theme to Hawaii Five-O.
  • Sean Callery – Composed the wonderful music for 24, one of my favourite all-time TV shows. The full length version of the theme tune, over 4 and half minutes, is great, but I have all the soundtrack albums for the show, as well as the DVDs of course.
  • Sheena Easton – Performed the title song of the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
  • Sheryl Crow – Performed the title song of the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies.
  • Shirley Bassey – Performed the title songs of the James Bond films Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.
  • Simon May – Composed the theme tunes to TV shows Eastenders and Howard’s Way, neither of which I have ever watched.
  • The Simpsons – I enjoy this show, and have the soundtracks and albums they released. The theme tune (by Danny Elfman) is classic, of course, along with songs such as Do The Bartman, Deep, Deep Trouble, Moanin’ Lisa Blues, Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves and Who Needs The Kwik-E-Mart?
  • Steve Beresford – Wrote the theme that was used for some of Derren Brown’s TV shows
  • Stu Philips – Created the classic theme for the equally classic TV show Knight Rider.
  • Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger, Burning Heart and Man Against The World, all from Rocky IV. Not that I’ve ever watched any of the Rocky films, but I love Eye Of The Tiger in particular, it’s one of my all-time favourite tracks.
  • Syd Dale – Penthouse Suite, used as the theme to Tarrant on TV, and in the classic and hilarious Father Ted episode Speed 3.

And I’ll finish this post with a classic clip from the Father Ted episode I just mentioned, Speed 3. All the episodes of that sitcom are brilliant, but this is one of my favourites for sure.

Author: Glen

Vsually impaired, with Aniridia & Nystagmus. I'm a fan of Doctor Who, classic sitcoms, Queen and 60s-80s rock & pop. I like to blog about my experiences as a disabled person, and about the things I enjoy in general.

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